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Legal news from Sunday, November 17, 2013

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Friday announced that media entities and other would-be observers will not be allowed to sit in on the first session of the Periodic Review Board (PRB), a parole-style hearing process for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. In 2011 … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Saturday urged [official statement] Nepalese authorities to conclude the forthcoming Constituent Assembly [official website] elections peacefully with a view toward drafting a new constitution. Political and social discord have plagued Nepal since the nation's 2006 civil war abolished the monarchy. The first … [read more]

[JURIST] The Israeli Cabinet [official website] on Sunday adopted an amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration [text, PDF], permitting the state to detain undocumented immigrants for up to one year. The amendment is a direct response to an earlier ruling [JURIST report] of the Supreme Court of … [read more]

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